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The Particle Image Velocimetry - Characteristics, Limits and Possible Applications

Edited by Giovanna Cavazzini, ISBN 978-953-51-0625-8, 386 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published May 23, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2118

The Particle Image Velocimetry is undoubtedly one of the most important technique in Fluid-dynamics since it allows to obtain a direct and instantaneous visualization of the flow field in a non-intrusive way. This innovative technique spreads in a wide number of research fields, from aerodynamics to medicine, from biology to turbulence researches, from aerodynamics to combustion processes. The book is aimed at presenting the PIV technique and its wide range of possible applications so as to provide a reference for researchers who intended to exploit this innovative technique in their research fields. Several aspects and possible problems in the analysis of large- and micro-scale turbulent phenomena, two-phase flows and polymer melts, combustion processes and turbo-machinery flow fields, internal waves and river/ocean flows were considered.

PhD. Giovanna Cavazzini

University of Padova, Italy

Giovanna Cavazzini received her degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2003 from the University of Padova, and her doctorate with European Label in Energetics in 2007 from the University of Padova. She started working with PIV in 2005 at the Ecole Nationale Superieure Arts et Métiers ParisTech de Lille with emphasis to the application of the PIV in the turbo-machinery field with focus to the study of unsteady turbulent phenomena. In 2009 she recevied the qualification of Maitre de Conference from the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche in France and from 2011 she is aggregate professor of Turbomachinery and Energetic Systems at the University of Padova.

Experience

Education

  • 1994 – 1998

    Liceo Classico Scipione Maffei, Verona

  • 1999 - 2003

    Faculty of Engineering, University of Padova, Padova

    Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • 2004 – 2006

    Faculty of Engineering, University of Padova, Padova

    Department of Mechanical Engineering

Edited Books

  • The Particle Image Velocimetry - Characteristics, Limits and Possible Applications

    The Particle Image Velocimetry is undoubtedly one of the most important technique in Fluid-dynamics since it allows to obtain a direct and instantaneous visualization of the flow field in a non-intrusive way. This innovative technique spreads in a wide number of research fields, from aerodynamics to medicine, from biology to turbulence researches, from aerodynamics to combustion processes. The book is aimed at presenting the PIV technique and its wide range of possible applications so as to provide a reference for researchers who intended to exploit this innovative technique in their research fields. Several aspects and possible problems in the analysis of large- and micro-scale turbulent phenomena, two-phase flows and polymer melts, combustion processes and turbo-machinery flow fields, internal waves and river/ocean flows were considered.

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